December 1, 2016
Guest: Andrea Mérida Cuellar
(National Co-Chair of Green Party US)
Topic: Green Party opposition to Jill Stein's recount efforts
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"Lavender's blue, dilly-dilly, lavender's green;
When I am king, dilly-dilly, you shall be queen."
Old English Folk Song-Nursery Rhyme
When I first heard of the Jill Stein (Green) campaign's
to raise millions to recount states where Hillary Clinton (Democrat)
lost by a narrow margin (Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania) the above
song started to run through my mind.
I thought, "why do we even need a Green Party if it is going to regularly collude with the Democrats?" During
the summer, I was dismayed when Stein courted the imperialist Bernie
Sanders to step into her slot and run as a Green, but recounting states
that could help the mega-imperialist Clinton really bothered me.
Then I was approached by a segment of the Green Party that felt the exact same way I did about the recount, which I summarize:
If this is about "election integrity" then why not recount all 50
states, or at least add states where Trump narrowly lost, or North
Carolina which is completely refusing to count Green votes.
If this is about "election integrity" then why do the complaints that
Stein filed with the states only mention "foreign (Russian)" hacking of
The millions the effort has already raised is mostly coming from angry
Democrats, not Green Party members, because Stein has raised almost
twice as much in a little over a week than her entire campaign for
president raised in total.
4) Appearances count, and no matter what is said publicly, the state filings for a recount spout Clinton campaign talking points and the states targeted point to a Stein collaboration with centrist Democrats.
discovered that the action of the Stein campaign is not supported by
the national committee for the Green Party or even Stein's own VP
nominee, Ajamu Baraka. Stein, ignored the vote of the committee and
Green principles of transparency and consensus.
In short, I was relieved and pleased to discover in my conversations with GP activists and the great chat I had with
Andrea Mérida Cuellar, that the majority of the US's 4th largest political party is BRIGHT Green and not Lavender!
Please read the sign-on statement from these Green Party members here:
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